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    Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    How do I make Outlook, rather than Outlook Express , my default emailer. When I right click on a Fax or Picture in Windows Picture & Fax Viewer and select SEND TO and then MAIL RECIPIENT it opens an email in Outlook Express when I use Outlook as me email client.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)


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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    There is a problem with my original reply in this thread, so this is take 2:

    It depends on your version of Outlook.

    OL2000: How to Make Outlook the Default Mail Client

    How to Upgrade from Outlook Express to Outlook 2002

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Perhaps I am asking the wrong question! Outlook 2002 IS my default email client. When however I right click a fax or spread sheet or document and select SEND TO and then MAIL RECIPIENT it opens in Outlook Express. I have checked every option in Internet Explorer and elsewhere that all confirm that Outlook is my default email client. I am at a loss.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Start Windows Explorer.
    Navigate to Cocuments and Settings<username>SendTo.
    Select the Mail Recipient item, right click it and select properties.
    What kind of file is it? It should say MAPIMAIL File.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Hi Hans
    Thanks for your interest. Yes it is the MAPIMAIL File. I selected properties and found that the OPENS WITH indicated 'Unknown'. I browsed and found Outlook and selected that but it made no difference. I rebooted to ensure any change took effect. Did I do right?
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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    A MAPIMAIL file doesn't need anything to be opened with; Windows should automatically open the default mail application; it is linked to SendMail.dll in the registry. Outlook Express must be set as default mail application somewhere in your system, but it can be very hard to get a finger behind it.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Hi Hans
    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    To help you possibly identify the problem let me give you some more information. If I open a folder in My Computer containing files and high-light a file, then select EMAIL THIS FILE from File and Folder Tasks it will open it in Outlook Express. If I open the file, in Excel where it was created, and select either EMAIL or SEND TO MAIL RECIPIENT( AS ATTACHMENT) it opens in Outlook.
    Any help, or does it just confuse the issue more?
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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Sorry, no idea. There are lots of posts in the newsgroups complaining about the reverse situation (they want Outlook Express, but Outlook pops up), but not about your problem.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    What happens inside an Office application doesn't give you a true picture of how MAPI is configured for Windows Explorer. I would expect from your description that user Internet Explorer's File > Send > Page by e-mail uses the same mail program as the picture and fax viewer. True?

    Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 821403 describes a problem with the AOL browser taking over MAPIMail, and how it can be set back by changing both the File Type association in Windows Explorer (see picture below) and the default E-mail program listed in Internet Explorer. It might help to try both of those and see if it makes any difference.

    Searching around on the web, I also found this suggestion:
    1. <LI>Re-register the sendmail.dll file. Start > Run... > regsvr32 sendmail.dll (reboot afterwards)

      <LI>Then, in IE, reset Outlook as your default e-mail program. Tools > Internet Options... > Programs > E-mail = Microsoft Outlook.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Is there a space between '32' and 'send' as in your suggestion, viz: regsvr32 sendmail.dll
    Thanks for your interest and help
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    Re: Windows Picture & Fax Viewer (5.1/Build 2600)

    Yes, there is a space after regsvr32. Regsvr32 is a program that registers DLLs in the Windows Registry, and Sendmail.dll is the name of the DLL being registered.

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